UFC 142 update: Etim vs. Barboza and Stout vs. Tavares verbally agreed for Rio

That’s the word from the official UFC twitter feed. It didn’t take long for Terry Etim(15-3) to find a fight after dispatching Eddie Faaloloto in 17 seconds at UFC 138 this past weekend. Etim will face Brazilian striker Edson Barboza(9-0) at UFC 142 in Brazil.

Barboza is coming off a split decision win over TUF winner Ross Pearson which also took place at UFC 134 in Brazil.

Sam Stout(17-6) will face Thiago Tavares(16-4) at UFC 142 in Brazil. Stout is coming off a highlight reel knockout of MMA veteran Yves Edwards back at UFC 131. Stout has won two straight after losing a split decision against Jeremy Stephens in May of last year. It will be the first bout for Stout since losing his long time trainer and brother in law Shawn Tompkins back in August. Tavares is coming off a TKO over MMA veteran Spencer Fisher which also took place at UFC 134 in Brazil. Tavares has won three of his last four bouts including a draw.

UFC 142 will be headlinded by featherweight champion Jose Aldo defending his title against Chad Mendes. The co-main event will be a middleweight fight between Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson.

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